Igniting the Start of Youth Leadership
Each May, the 21st Century Leaders (21CL) program graduates a diverse class of approximately 40 to 45 seventh graders, representing 25 public and private schools throughout the Woodward Corridor Communities of Detroit, Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. Student-leaders share their unique experiences, engaging in problem-solving and self-awareness activities. Workshops may include public speaking, etiquette, entrepreneurship, temperaments, 7 Habits, money management, community service, etc.
Because students participate from schools in different communities, they can share their unique social and cultural experiences as they engage in problem-solving and self-awareness activities. Since 1996, 21CL has sponsored 550 plus seventh grade students in the discovery of their own leadership abilities.
By graduation, leaders have discovered new abilities inside themselves, developed a larger awareness of their community and experienced their own leadership in action. Lessons that they are able to take with them through their lives.
For more information about the 21st Century Leaders Program contact Director Natalie Frakes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.594.6442.